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Resources for Faculty and Staff

University of Maryland Resources:
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs (OIP) coordinates the university's international partnerships, provides faculty travel grants, oversees services for international students and scholars, and sponsors international programs and events on campus.

International Education Services (IES)
The IES office is responsible for assisting international students with the process of applying to the university, handling visa and reporting requirements, and providing support services to international students.

International Directory
This International Directory is a collection of University of Maryland faculty or staff members affiliated with international programs on campus, or who have expertise in international topics.  It is intended to link students, scholars, and faculty, as well as overseas scholars and institutions, with UM colleagues interested in a particular global region, country, or topic of study.

Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute at Maryland promotes the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today. As part of its mission, the Confucius Institute conducts research on Chinese culture and its contemporary significance, provides teacher-training programs for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and offers preparation and administration services for HSK Chinese language proficiency testing.

Latin American Studies Center
The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) conducts research on areas such as culture and democracy, governance and civil society, labor and gender, literature and ethnicity, and migration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The center offers courses dealing with issues relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean in both English and Spanish as well as language instruction in Spanish, Portuguese and Quechua.

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Professional Organizations & Foundations:

AACTE standing committees (including Committee on Global Diversity)
The AACTE Committee on Global and International Teacher Education fosters development of a global perspective in teaching and teacher education and promotes the use of this perspective in decision-making within the Association, member institutions, and related constituencies.

ACE Center for International Initiatives
The American Council on Education’s Center for International Initiatives offers programs and services that enhance internationalization on U.S. campuses and situate U.S. higher education in a global context. In addition, ACE works with international partners on higher education issues that have a global impact.

Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
The Partnership for Global Learning is an Asia Society membership network that connects state and district decision makers, school leaders, teachers, university faculty, and other stakeholders to increase the number of K-12 schools offering rigorous and relevant international studies curriculum and to increase the demand for investments in international education.

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) fosters cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. Their professional work is built on cross-disciplinary interests and expertise as historians, sociologists, economists, psychologists, anthropologists, and educators.

Council of Europe North-South Centre
An autonomous institution of the Council of Europe, the North-South Centre currently has 22 member countries. Its mission is to promote dialogue and cooperation between Europe, the South of the Mediterranean and Africa through building a global citizenship based on human rights and citizens' responsibilities.

Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars and Academic Administrators
The Fulbright Program offers faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture or do research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. Fulbright Scholar Program materials are for faculty and professionals only.

UMD campus representative: Joseph B. Scholten,

Global Education Collaborative
Online community for those interested in global education.

Global Campaign for Education
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that seeks to end the global education crisis. GCE strives to hold governments accountable for their promises to provide Education for All. The GCE's mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of every individual to a free quality public education.

Global Learning Portal
The Global Learning Portal (GLP) is a multi-stakeholder alliance launched by USAID and FHI 360 to improve education outcomes in developing countries through the use of collaboration technologies. GLP builds platforms for educators to collaborate, share content and knowledge, and acquire skills. GLP has more than 4,000 registered users in 169 countries and territories. Headquartered in Washington, DC, GLP's activities span the globe.

Institute of International Education
IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE’s Research and Evaluation division has conducted surveys on academic flows to and from the U.S. since 1923. Open Doors, IIE’s flagship research project, supported by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since 1972, is recognized worldwide as the critical resource for understanding student mobility trends to and from the U.S. More recently, we have begun measuring and documenting global student mobility trends through Project Atlas which provides similar mobility data from the perspective of other leading host countries.

International Society for Teacher Education
The International Society for Teacher Education (ISTE) is an independent organization of dedicated to the improvement of teacher education in all settings by fostering discussion, critical analysis and dissemination of ideas from research and innovative practice in teacher education. The Society’s Annual Seminar are based on a special format which encourages constructive dialogue on contemporary issues in teacher education and is accompanied by experiences which help participants to understand the educational environment of the host country.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by setting standards of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.

   Internationalizing Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum

Partnership for 21st Century Skills
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the three Rs and four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

SIETAR – the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research
SIETAR members work within many environments and professionsóbusiness and industry, consulting, training, K-12 and higher education, counseling, all aspects of the media and arts. SIETAR-USA members bring a vast array of experience and perspectives to the field of intercultural relations, both in the USA and around the world.

The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)
The goals of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies are to promote the study of comparative and international education throughout the world and enhance the academic status of this field and to bring comparative education to bear on the major educational problems of the day by fostering co-operative action by specialists from different parts of the world.

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Links & Online Resources

AACTE Global and International Teacher Education Special Study Group

Education Partnership for Children of Conflict

Longview Foundation, Resources

Migration Policy Institute

MPI Data Hub

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

U.S. Global Campaign for Education

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